Road Construction, Everyone’s least favorite phrase…… But here’s a heads up
Traveling to Zion National Park?
Major Road Construction began Oct 2017 on SR9 between Hurricane/LaVerkin and the South Gate to Zion National Park. Scheduled to go thru April 2018.
Traffic can back up anywhere between 25 min to 2-3hrs! But do not fear, there is another way!
Zions East Gate via Mt. Carmel Highway/SR9 is a bit more remote, but so senic you will wonder why everyone doesn’t go that way all the time! The Mt. Carmel Highway junctions with Highway 89 a few miles North of Kanab, Utah.
Kanab makes a perfect base for 3 National Parks – Zion, Bryce and Grand Canyon North Rim. Plus many other attractions including the world class destination – The Wave.
Keep watching for the photos in my next post of the wild mountain goats we met on the road near the East gate just a few days ago!